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Second home News

Second home

Published: 25 August 2016

There's no place like home – or is there? A rocky planet that could orbit in the habitable zone has been discovered around our nearest star, Proxima Centauri.

Stars that rock News

Stars that rock

Published: 18 August 2016

Asteroseismology lets astronomers examine galactic archaeology, stellar interiors and strange binary systems – and it owes a lot to the hunt for exoplanets and missions such as Kepler.

Using the universe News

Using the universe

Published: 3 August 2016

There are a lot of useful resources in space – and entrepreneurs are going to be exploring them soon. RAS Meeting organisers Ian Crawford, Martin Elvis and James Carpenter draw together some new ideas in their A&G article.

Images with impact News

Images with impact

Published: 2 August 2016

Do you have a striking image related to geophysics? if so, then you could enter the British Geophysical Association Image Competition for 2016.


Looking forward

Published: 30 July 2016

Now that the dust has settled in the UK from the referendum on leaving the European Union, it's time for RAS Fellows working in research to assess how their field is being affected - and provide evidence for scrutiny by Parliament.

Caroline’s cover News

Caroline’s cover

Published: 1 February 2016

Our February cover is a composite made from a silhouette of Caroline Herschel and an open star cluster that she discovered in 1783 – known as “Caroline’s Rose”.

Moon at Petworth News

Moon at Petworth

Published: 13 January 2016

Thomas Harriot’s drawings of the Moon, some of the first telescopic images for more than 400 years ago, are on display at Petworth House until 6 March 2016.